Creative office space is now available for lease at one of the Bay Area's most iconic buildings in the heart of Oakland.

Property Highlights

Tower floors feature abundant natural light, four sides of glass, incredible views, full floor identity and flexible lease terms

Local coffee shop located on ground floor

Parking available for lower tower floors

Renovation plans include lobby and common area upgrades and elevator modernization

See current Availabilities


Originally erected in 1906 for The John Breuner Furniture Company, the Tribune building acted as a store and showroom for the company until newspaper publisher Joseph Russell Knowland decided to make it the new headquarters for the Oakland Tribune. Tribune publisher Joseph Knowland had the 22 story tower constructed in the 1920’s, which was inspired by the campanile of Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy. Using Renaissance, Baroque, and Spanish colonial style ornamentation, the 300 foot tower was completed in 1923 and was heralded as the tallest skyscraper in the East Bay.

In 1923 the Tribune Tower received national attention when famous magician and escape artist Harry Houdini broke free from his straightjacket while dangling from the ninth story of the tower. Today, the 11-foot tall neon letters that spell “Tribune” still shine brightly thanks to Bay Area artist and Burning Man founder, John Law, who started working in the tower in the 1980’s as a neon sign technician. Now under new ownership, Harvest Properties and True North Management look to modernize Tribune Tower and continue adding to the rich history of one of the Bay Area’s most iconic buildings.


Location & Residential Hot Spots

Downtown Oakland's residential development pipeline currently includes:
  • 8,562 units approved
  • 1,863 units under construction
  • 1,744 units under review
  • 1,206 units in pre-application
1361Lake Merritt Boulevard
278585 22nd St
3416285 & 301 12th St
42252400 Valdez St
52061700 Webster St
6256Broadway & 27th
7126250 14th St
8224301 19th St
943724th & Harrison
10262226 13th St
114511900 Broadway
12235Alta Waverly
132881100 Clay St City Center
142232270 Broadway
15665Jack London Square
163,100Brooklyn Basin
1781495 22nd St
181691331 Harrison St
19134377 2nd St
20382325 7th St
21972538 Telegraph Ave
221462116 Brush St
Under Construction
236301314 Franklin St
242541640 Broadway
253304th and Madison St
261962302 Valdez St
27367Broadway West Grand
2886612 18th St
2984Jefferson Apartments
Under Review
306302100 Telegraph Ave
311472401 Broadway
321761433 Webster St
33281Uptown Parcel 4
34370Emerald Views
351401530 MLK
Pre-application Filled
362302016 Telegraph Ave
371442015 Telegraph Ave
381302305 Webster St
392501717 Webster St
40114Jack London Square
411581510 Webster St


  • John Dolby
  • Executive Director
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